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East Meadow Senior Honored for Good Deeds

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Sydney Inger, a senior at East Meadow High School, is a recipient of the 2018 Good Deed Awards for Long Island Teenagers demonstrating significant achievement, excellence, effectiveness and creativity, and serving as a positive and inspiring role model to her peers and the community. The National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education of Nassau County sponsors the award, and Sydney will be honored on May 10 during an awards ceremony at Congregation Beth Sholom Chabad in Mineola.  

Sydney is in the top 5 percent of her class with a weighted grade point average of 103. In addition to taking honors, Advanced Placement and college-level courses, she is a member of seven honor societies. She also contributed to the varsity softball team’s clinching of the New York State championship this past year. As president of Students Against Destructive Decisions, she has contributed to the growth of the club through a comprehensive peer-to-peer education program, focusing on helping teenagers make positive decisions. Sydney is also a Peer Mentor, offering advice and support and serving as a role model for younger students, as well as one of the school’s 35 Peer Leaders. She also serves as Yearbook Committee photographer, and as a junior, was recognized as an East Meadow Champion; a student recognition program designed to highlight students who consistently make positive contributions to the school community.

In her spare time, Sydney participates in the Plainedge Challenger Program, which assists physically disabled students in playing sports. She also volunteers with the Long Island Harvest Food Pantry, an organization close to her heart. 

“Most people don’t know that there are residents in the community who go to bed hungry every day,” she said. 

Sydney will attend James Madison University in Virginia this fall and plans on studying graphic design. 

Guidance counselor Joanna Silberman described Sydney as a student who has confidence and self-assurance, and is mature beyond her years. “Sydney is someone you can trust and rely on,” she said. “She strives for perfection in everything she does, but with humility and confidence.” 

The East Meadow School District congratulates Sydney on this outstanding accomplishment.